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Bend or Bust

Updated on June 18, 2015

...and Away We Go!

When my brother announced [from the other side of the country] that he was getting married, I announced [from our side of the country] that we were definitely going. I wasn't sure how, but I was not about to miss the big event.

Our daughter ended up traveling with my parents via train - she could not fly because of the pressure (and the risk of additional hearing loss). Thankfully, it all came together and we decided this trip would be our "better late than never" honeymoon :o)

We still haven't traveled much - two whole trips in 20 years of marriage works out to a trip per decade (and both were before we got the horses :o) Bend was definitely a wonderful place to visit, and I encourage anyone who travels to check it out.

Pretty as a postcard

This awesome wood carving dominates one wall in the Redmond Airport

This awesome wood carving dominates one wall in the Redmond Airport
This awesome wood carving dominates one wall in the Redmond Airport

The scenery is breathtaking

With its majestic mountains and more... - Here are some pages from my scrapbook for you to enjoy

I didn't realize how much I'd missed seeing mountains until I got my film developed (I'd taken pictures of just about every one there was - six ways from Sunday :o)

Snow in the summertime... - Can you imagine??

My brother promised he'd find my daughter some snow to play in on our trip. Living in south Alabama, there isn't much in the way of snowfall (and I wanted her to see it at least once ;o) As you can see he delivered - she even got to do some sledding!

A picture perfect wedding in the National Forest... - The prettiest place to say "I Do", naturally :o)

Married on a bridge over crystal clear water with the National Forest as a backdrop ~ is there a more perfect setting? The weather was freezing that morning (30s), but by the afternoon it was in the mid to upper 70s and fabulous!

Sunriver offered us both seclusion and serenity ...... It was lovely!

Sunriver offered us both seclusion and serenity ...... It was lovely!
Sunriver offered us both seclusion and serenity ...... It was lovely!

Would you believe a guy did this with a chainsaw? Bing-Bang-Boom-DONE! (wow)

Would you believe a guy did this with a chainsaw? Bing-Bang-Boom-DONE! (wow)
Would you believe a guy did this with a chainsaw? Bing-Bang-Boom-DONE! (wow)

So tell me, are you a fairweather friend?

I'm not too big on either temperature extreme, but I guess prefer a slightly warmer climate. How about you?

Planning to take wing? What's your weather thing?

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Yup, I'm a TWIT(er-er)

Where exactly is Bend anyway?

How do I get there?:
Bend, Oregon

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Where was the coolest (or hottest) place you've traveled to?

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    • EmmaGraceEllis LM profile image

      EmmaGraceEllis LM 

      4 years ago

      My family took me to visit our other family in the UK, (i live in Australia)

      there was snow, i LOVED IT!

      not many places in Australia have snow :-)

      awesometastic lens ;-)

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      8 years ago

      I would have to say Canada in the winter was pretty dang cold, but beautiful. So glad you made it to your brother's wedding. I enjoyed your lens.

    • luvmyludwig lm profile image

      luvmyludwig lm 

      9 years ago

      this is beautiful!

      I've lived in georgia so hot!

      and I've lived in Alaska so cold!

      don't actually travel very much though :)

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      9 years ago

      Great lens, nice work! The hottest place I've been to is Maui, Hawaii! Loved it too!

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      9 years ago

      I drive cross country every summer. Sometimes I'm alone, other times my mother or one of my sons with me. I love it. I'll be heading out the middle of June. I can't wait.

      Great lens


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      9 years ago

      We don't get to travel much either, but this looks like a fun place to visit!

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      9 years ago

      Sounds like a great time!

    • HenryE LM profile image

      HenryE LM 

      9 years ago

      Neat pictures!


    • verymary profile image


      9 years ago from Chicago area

      I really really want to get to Oregon someday! Very nice lens, 5*****

    • hlkljgk profile image


      9 years ago from Western Mass

      love the scrapbook feel

    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      9 years ago

      This is a really great lens. I am planning a trip to Oregon in September when we drive up the west coast to Canada. I am going to check out your where to stay links

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      9 years ago

      Cool! I'm glad you had fun! Neat pictures - the scenery is amazing :)

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      9 years ago

      Very cool lens!

    • Holley Web profile image

      Holley Web 

      9 years ago

      Lovely lens Jen!


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